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two hours from now and you can cast your ballot until 8 tonight. to avoid delays it's recommended you vote between 10 and 4. and remember, you can only vote at your designated polling locations. and as you know it's election day but you may not know it's a city who will day. trash and recycling will not be collected today. saturday november 10th is the makeup day for those areas regularly scheduled for tuesday. there will be no street sweeping plus parking meters will be in effect. coming up this morning at 5, like lauren said, it's beginning to feel like winter. >> it is. and there's a chill in the air. so do you feel like you may have seasonal deprex. if so -- depression. if so, you are not low. how to keep your pierst up during the dreary months. >> something we worry about when driving to the airport. what if the plane accidentally lands on your car. watch. we will explain how this happened.
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we are a few minutes away from five. kids don't just bully other kids sometimes adults can be the target. >> you may remember the video earlier this year of the students teasing the school bus monitor now the abc2 investigative team uncovered a video of a kid bullying a teacher. >> baltimore city schools confirm it came from digital harbor high. the student can be seen flicking and taunting the substitute teacher. the head of the teachers union says that teachers struggle constantly to get respect from the students. >> they don't respect the adults in the classroom who are trying to deliver a lesson. and this is the battle we fight. >> school officials say there is an investigation into the incident. at least one of the students in the video was disciplineed. it's election day and there's candidates and issues that you need to know before you go to the polls. >> we will break them down for you this morning on good morning maryland in the 5:00 hour that begins right now. >> you're watching the stays
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that -- station that works for you. now, good morning maryland. >> it's almost 5 a.m. and the first results of the presidential election are already in. we will tell you how the voters in two new hampshire towns are leaning which could be a sign of things to come for the president. >> it could be a landmark day for maryland voters the we will hear from both sides regarding question six and same sex marriage in the state. >> and how will the candidates handle election day and we will tell you which ones are watching from the home state and the other remains on the campaign trail on this tuesday, november 6th. it's election day. and good morning maryland. i am charley crowson. >> i am megan pringle. thanks for joining us. before you head to the polls you want to know how to dress especially if you have to wait in line. >> lynette is standing by with a check of the forecast. >> we are picking up where we left off with freeze warnings in effect this morning. this one is until 9 this morning and you can see it for the areas here shaded in purple. only place we are not having it is is along the eastern shore.
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as you head out make sure to have the big code. -- coat. we are looking at temperatures in the 20s. 25 degrees right now in reisterstown and it's cold that's pretty much an understatement. you need to bundle up as you head out the door this morning. the thick coat more of the same in jessup at 28 degrees right now. and we are looking at sykesville at 29. the only silver lining really is the fact that the winds are not really gusting it's not as breezy as yesterday. but, the reason with the winds being light like this is temperatures are able to drop off this morning. so, it's a little bit of what you want what you don't want. as we look at maryland's most powerful radar as of now. we are dry and we will stay dry as we go throughout the day. but, things will start to ramp up going towards the evening and especially by tomorrow and we are looking at a nor'easter to come our way. and as we look at plannerrer for today we go through the morning temperatures at 41 and we are going to be seeing the temperatures go up but not so much. as we go into 3:00,000 the -- now the temperature is at 47 de-
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- 3:00 now, the temperatures is 47 degrees. now at 4, the temperature is more at 46 degrees. so we will be cold this morning, and we will be cold this afternoon. let's check the traffic with lauren cook good morning. >> reporter: good morning. it's going to be a chilly election day but fortunately, traffic is nice and calm right now here in howard county. no delays from interstate 70 from columbia pike over to 695. and as we check in and look live at the west side of the beltway, here at liberty road, traffic moving right along it's going take a normal 11 minutes to travel the outer loop from 795 down towards 95. and as we check in and look at some other timesaver traffic drive times the beltway is in great shape taking 11 minutes from the outer loop to 95 all the way up to 83. and if you are using the jfx to get downtown, no problems to report whatsoever. you are looking at an 11 minute ride there as well. traveling southbound from the beltway all the way down to fayette street. that's the traffic. now over a you. a minute after 5. it takes
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longer to brush your teeth than it takes a village to vote. in 43 seconds the results were in for president obama and his challenger governor romney. they had five votes each. this was in dictionville notch new ma'am -- dixville notch new hampshire. they are open at midnight in a nearby town. so obama won that village that was 23 votes romney received 9 and gary johnson he had one. it took about 6 minutes to cast 33 votes. the president's waking up in chicago where he will watch the results roll in tonight. last night, he had his final political rally when he was a candidate in iowa. his win there in the state's 2008 caucuses jump-started the first presidential bid. that was held in the building that housed his campaign headquarters during the 2008 election. mitt romney will cast his vote in massachusetts today. he and his wife ann will travel to belmont and vote this morning and mr. romney will hold an event in new hampshire.
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last night it was supposed to be his last stop but he is going to travel to ohio and pennsylvania today and watch the results in massachusetts. there's several questions on the ballot number 4 for example. that's being called the dream act. now if it is passed it would allow children many so shall of some undocumented immigrants a chance to play in-state community rates for college and four year universities they have to meet certain criteria to be eligible. a yes vote on question 7 will allow another casino and table game at state casinos. a vote would keep the things the way they are with five casinos allowed in the state. nearly 09 million in dollars in advertising has been spent on both sides of the issues. there's question 6 we will hear more about that we will have live interviews talking about it. that's the issue of same sex marriage. we did break everything down for you all the referendums and candidates and everything you
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need at abc2 and the place to go tonight when youwant to find out the results. coming up, abc2 has you covered with reports live with all the key races and the referendums. >> it's 5:04. sandy is gone leaving considerable damage to parts of new york. >> but today, the memorial honoring those who died on september 11th is set to reopen. we will tell you about the damage that was caused by the storm. >> and maryland will be the state to watch today as voters head to the polls to decide same sex marriage. megan broke it down and we will hear from both those for and against the measure. we will bring that to you on good morning maryland. >> and it's cold outside with temperatures in the 20s in a lot of spots. but we have a warmup in the forecast. stick around for that. >> reporter: chilly start but no delays here on 895 north of route 40. i will let you know what traffic looks like on 95 and the beltway coming up on good morning maryland. ♪
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welcome back and thanks for joining. today you will vote on whether or not to legalize same sex marriage in maryland and if it passes we be the first state to change the law by popular vote.
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joining us is the president of the marylanders for marriage equality. you were saying ever since this got on the referendum you started to campaign how has it been going? >> it's been tough. it's been rough. and there's been some ugly points but i think all in all the conversation has been civil. it's been interesting to see families and mine's changed. -- mind's change as they discuss the issue around the dinner tables and coffee tables and things. so it's interesting to see i think most importantly just to see people's mind change. >> it's interesting you mention that because people feel so passionately about this issue. can you describe somebody whose mind did change and what was it that did it? >> well, you know, when we -- i am from union of health care workers and spent a lot of time talking to members about it and we had one member she was older
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and had hadn't wrapped her mind around the issue and it's suggested to her that to talk to her granddaughter who she said was gay and she came back to me and she was like you know, my granddaughter is in love you know and she said and anybody who can make her that happy you know, she was like it can't be wrong i can't wrap my mind around it. >> what happens if it doesn't pass what do you do? do you -- where do you go from here. >> if it doesn't pass we keep going all year we have had great momentum i think nationally you know the fact that the conversation is taking place is signs of change you know. and so we will keep pushing forward. we have a awesome coalition of all kinds of folks in groups so we will continue to push and you know see what happens. >> what does it mean for maryland if it does? i think a lot of people wonder that because we could be the first state to pass this by
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popular vote so what do you think it says to the rest of the nation? >> i think you know there's been times where maryland has been strong leaders and i think it sends a message that you know we are leaders and we are able to have a civil discussion about a very important issue that represents a minority. you know, and i think it shows that marylanders are stand on their own and will lead. >> do you have idea as to how it will go? >> nonwhat -- none whatsoever we are watching it down to thewire. so today is going to be an exciting day. so, you know we will see. but we are optimistic and think maryland voters will come out and support. >> what about having the governor support with this? does that help. >> yeah that was huge. he think specifically you know because he is catholic and you know in the beginning that was -- he was one of the folks that was very concerned about the religious protection in the act
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that faith would not be forced to do this if they agree if-- >> can you touch on that that was big concern people thinking that this was something that where there was going to be some sort of confusion when it comes to church and state. >> yeah. and you know, that was something that i think was different about this time that you know we were able to sit down with clergy and come up with that protection and make sure that you know while we were you know coming with this new kind of new thing that faith would be protected anuld change the beliefs. >> all right ezekiel jackson thanks for come it's early. i appreciate your time. thanks for coming. >> >> thank you. another world trade center memorial is going to reopen in new york city. this is happening today. and the water rushed into lower manhattan. we are looking at the site right now where that water has
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been pumped out. now parts of the visitor center around private entrance room for the victim's families they were damaged by four feet of water. some completely under water. construction there so the museum was damaged as well and the storm spared the core of the memorial. reflective fountains. those were arranged by the names of those who passed away. now of course, new york is keeping a close eye on the weather and so are we because it's about to change with the potential of getting nasty. let's go over to meteorologist lynette charles and see what we have in store. >> all right. let's talk about how cold it is this morning. because this is first and foremost as people are waking up this morning. we can see the temperatures in the 20s look at hereford 29, baltimore 34. and middletown at the freezing mark. and germantown at 31 and aberdeen good morning you are at 32 degrees. rock hall 30. 30 in denton more of the same in galena. this morning you need to bundle up. let's talk about the storm because we can see it breeg down to the south here -- brewing down to the south. it will slide off the coast and make its way up the coast as we
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head into tomorrow. so we are going to be working with a nor'easter. the good news is, though, now the models really are coming together and it look like the center of the storm is going to stay further off the coast and we -- than we expected. being see the center of the storm. but outer bands along the delmarva and we can see the places closer to the coastline will be impacted by that last band of precipitation. now let's take it forward into wednesday night early thursday morning. that is when the best chance for some snow will work its way into the area and basically we are talking about the eastern shore. so that is a possibility of a few wet snowflakes across the area. it's going to be windy for tomorrow and also we will get some rain so even around baltimore, don't think that we are not going to be seeing rain because that outer band is more off along the coastal areas. we will get wet weather and be breezy going throughout the day. and it's the best chaps for some snow working their way in here as we go into thursday
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morning. so, things will get better behind that but as we look at what's going to be happening as we go through today, here's the planner and we start you out at 7 this morning. temperatures the story of the day, it's going to be cold todayis voting day. bundle up as you head out and about but you can keep the rain gear at home. that's the good news i have to deliver you to as we go into lunchtime today quite chilly 45 and the high temperature i am going with is going to be 47 degrees. that temperature is well below average. and as we head into tomorrow, that nor easter is going to kick up the wind so we have a high wind watch along the eastern shore. points off to the north and east going into wednesday morning and also thursday morning. here's the 7-day forecast for you as we will start to improve conditions as we go into the weekend. we are looking at 60s on sunday and 64 on monday. let's check the abc2 timesaver traffic with lauren cook good morning. >> reporter: good morning. definitely going to be a chilly election day but fortunately 95 looks nice and clear in white marsh. traveling in that area, it's going to take you 14 minutes to
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travel southbound from the beltway all the way to downtown baltimore. 695, going to be in great shape traveling on that outer loop from harford road all the way up to towson and heading out to the west side of the beltway, this section actly what it looks like over at liberty road. everything moving right alongnormal 11 minute right on outer loop from 759 to 95. and here's what 83 looks like at warren road traffic moving right along will remain nice and clear getting on the jfx and head downtown. that's your abc2 time save he -- timesaver traffic. you heard from the group favoring same sex marriage. now joins us is derek mccoy the chairman of the maryland marriage alliance the group opposing same sex marriage good morning to you. >> good morning. glad to be here. >> thanks for being with us. let's go back to march when it was signed in by governor o'malley. there was almost an immediate push to get the ref rund um and a lot of people thought you wouldn't get the petition
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signatures. >> yeah that's true. i think it's the first one successful in over 20 years really a strong street petition drive. and we were able to get over 162,000 signatures turned in. >> it seemed like the response was almost immediate in terms of those opposed to towards getting referendum which happened by june. >> right you are right. and thousands of marylanders got very engaged on this issue quickly. and they wanted to make sure that they had a say on the bill. >> it's right now it's around a 50-50 split on those for and against it. this is going to go down to the wire tonight. how has the response been on the street with the groups you spoke with. >> well the groups we spoke with are really excited. really, you know, win, lose or draw you look and say people put a lot of energy and a lot of time and effort into this issue. and they want to make sure their voices are heard at the ballot box and actually as volunteers around the state. so it's an incredible opportunity and it's a incredible race. >> derek, why the opposition? there are people saying fine
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everyone should have the right to marry and to that loving relationship legally bound if they choose why the opposition? >> well you have to look at it. we don't look at it as opposition to anybody we are supporting maryland that's been around since 1973 and before that marriage was between a man and a woman. and it didn't change before that so our deal is we think that marriage is just fundamental core to society and benefited very well and it's more than about what in two adults want but the future and next generation and the kids and i think when you look at it and say, well, we change the law and nothing happens that's a disinginous perspective and we have to look at it and say what are the things that will change how are we going to continue to move forward in society and i think we will of course because we are great americans, but i think at the same time, this is one of the bills that's worth considered. >> you talk about the future and lessons to teach kids in future generations. is there a concern this could
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be a lesson of exclusion and not inclusion? >> well that's a good question but i think you know when you begin to deal with exclusion we deal at what's best for the kids at the youngest ages i have three kids and i look at it my little girl and my little kids i want to be able to watch them and teach them and train them as i am teaching them at their own pace i don't think it's a thing it's a good conversation with someone recently it's one of the things where when you begin to deal with certain topic and subjects and especially in this one because it deals with sexual issues, that's wouldn't things that kids at early ages don't care about.but when we begin to push it on them they have to begin to consider things at an early age of kindergarten and first and second and third grade and that's tough and that's where parents will say you know, what let's try to keep that out of their ball park for a little while and let's slowly keep training them and teaching them.
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>> 32 for 32 has gone to voter referendum and voted down across the country. a lot of eyes on maryland. is there concern. >> well, i mean, it is what it is. i would love to go into the day and early as it is this morning and say well, it's a 10 point lead or something like that but it's clear this is going to be a very close race and it's very tight, but either way, many people across the aisle have tried to have a really good solid discussion about the issue. and approach it from that vein and make sure people get the chance to weigh in and really say what they think about this issue. >> derek mccoy with the maryland marge alliance thanks for the time. >> appreciate it. >> voters of tomorrow made their choice on this election. 2500 middle school students cast ballots studying the issues of a debating. yesterday, the results were announced and president obama won by a landslide. >> because it's the future and it involves us and because our parents make the decisions but at the end of the day it affects us and society. >> the majority of students
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supported same sex marriage and dream act but when it came to expanding gaming they were evenly split 49% were ofoesed and 57 sers for it. feeling sluggish or blue? it could have everything to do with the season. >> coming up next, we will tell you how the colder weather and shorter days could be affecting your overall health. and you think your job is tough, imagine being the president of the united states. coming up, just how stressful one doctor says it is to be the commander in chief. >> all right. we have a nor'easter coming tomorrow that's going to be a good day to get out the iphone and go to the apps store and down load the app. we are tracking it. it's to the south right now. we can see the rain around chatting. >>a and atlanta. we will -- chattanooga and atlanta. don't go anywhere we will be right back. before cold & flu season, help prevent
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with lysol disinfectant spray. and use the lysol no touch hand soap for 10 times more protection with each wash. this season, a good offense is the best defense. lysol. mission for health. it's known as winter depression or winter blues. this time of year shorter colder days may cause more people to develop seasonal effective disorder. between 4 and 6% of the population suffers from the seasonal effective disorder and 10 to 20% may suffer a
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moremilder form of winter blues people have signs including sadness irritability and withdrawal from social activities. doctors recommend forcing yourself to get outside as much as possible. are you stressed out about who to vote for or where to vote or possibly stressed byb finding the time to get to the polls? that'sing in compared to what's faced by the actual winner of today's election. this stress of the presidency isa major ager. >> the poor son of a gun who won he is going to age. he ages 8 years for every four years he is in office on average. that's a study from teddy roosevelt and obama has gray hair that's normal. >> he did. it's funny when you look at the before and after. presidents age twice as fast while in office due to stress and one of the major reasons for accelerated aging in the white house is lack of friends to talk to when the going gets
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rough. presidents don't have that outlet. >> gas these days is about 3.50. a remarkable drop in the past few weeks. >> well, don't say that for some along the east coast trying to recover from sandy and are paying the price. some of the outrageous prices that people are being asked just for one gallon of fuel. and if you are piecing your life back together from the mess that was sandy we have tips to keep in mind. what you need to keep and what you need to toss. all right. maryland's most powerful radar is dry right now. but we have change coming. i will tell you when the wet weather arrives and when it moves out coming up. >> reporter: there are no delays on the 5 -- 95 south of 195. i will let you know how traffic is shaping up on the beltway and 83 coming up on good morning maryland. so, maybe you're trying to figure out question seven.
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well, let me give it a shot. if you're ok with marylanders spending five hundred and... fifty million a year gaming in other states, fair enough. but if you think we should keep that money here...
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add twelve thousand jobs, and generate millions for schools... well you should probably vote for question seven. because if it doesn't pass, all of this goes away. that's why the post called seven, common sense. but decide for yourself. thanks for joining us on this tuesday morning. gasoline is a hot commodity in new york and new jersey. this because of sappedy. we will there are -- sandy. people there are cashing nan selling gas for outrageous price on craig list. prices on monday afternoon were
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as high as 30 dollars a gage. it's illegal to price gouge in -- a gallon. it's illegal to price gouge but in spite of the legal issues some drivers may be willing a pay more rather than wait. consometimes braved hour long -- consumers braved hour long lines at gas station to get the fuel for the cars and to power the generators. >> and homeowners begin the task of cleaning up from sandy's flood waters, they are being warned that this is not the time to save everything. the food and drug administration says it starts with food that may have come had contact with flood waters and food in water tight pouches or cans needs to be san fiesed by removing labels and boiling it or soaking it in a bleach solution. anything in your house that can't be disinfected like toys or carpeting or books need to be tossed. you can call it the out of this world. >> coming up, how astronauts are voting in space. >> also ahead this

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